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Be Still (3 August)

  In the midst of today, take a moment to BE. To BE still. Take time to intentionally step away from all that distracts you from being still.   You might read through Psalm 46, slowly reflecting on each phrase, making note of anything that God highlights to you.   “Be still, and know that […]


Why “I’ll pray for you” might not always be the right thing to say (27 July)

“I don’t think that saying ‘I’ll pray for you’ is always the right approach”. When I heard these words, my jaw dropped, perhaps in the same way that yours is right now! Surprisingly though, the more we talked, the more these words made sense to me. My wife Tracey and I were talking a few […]


Look to the horizons… (20 July)

This week’s thought was written by Beth Powney, EBA Regional Minister ‘Look to the horizons…’ I read this quote last week on the Lectio 365 app and it has stuck with me all week. ‘May [I] Know the wisdom of deep listening, the healing of wholesome words, the encouragement of the appreciative gaze, the decorum […]


Stillness within the chaos (13 July)

This week’s thought has been written by Sandra Crawford, EBA Trustee Stillness within the chaos My husband Tony has always wanted to build his own house, so I sort of relented and we moved last year into a 3 story house that needs a total refurb.  We are told by neighbours that it is a […]


The hills are alive… (6 July)

The thought this week has been written by Claire Blatchford, EBA Regional Minister. I have just returned from two weeks holiday in Scotland, staying in a cottage overlooking the southern mountain range of the Cairngorms…see picture below! Now, don’t get me wrong, my heart is in Essex (born and bred!) but there is something about […]


And God saw that it was Buen (Good)! (29 June)

Today’s thought for the week comes from Simon Goddard, a member of the EBA BUEN (Baptist Union Environmental Network). And God saw that it was Buen (Good)! A few years ago, I had to make a strange call to the Ministries Team at Didcot. “I’m wondering,” I said, “whether I would lose my accreditation if […]


I am thirsty (22 June)

The thought this week was written by John Goddard, Minister at Saffron Walden Baptist Church and EBA trustee ‘As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.’ (Psalm 42:1-2) ‘I am thirsty.’ (Jesus – John 19:28) Last week’s EBA Ministers’ […]


Stay by me (15 June)

This week’s thought was written by Graeme Ross, EBA Regional Minister I was absolutely fuming as I stomped along the road! I had received some unexpected and extremely upsetting news, just moments before leaving the house and angry thoughts spun around in my mind like it was an out of control washing machine. As I […]


Making the challenge (7 June)

This week’s thought is written by Beth Powney, EBA Regional Minister Making the challenge ‘Those who accepted his message were baptised, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.’  Acts 2:41 Having just celebrated Pentecost and read again the account of all that happened on that day of the outpouring of the […]


Does it match? (1 June)

Our Thought for the Week comes from Andrew Openshaw, minister at Homelands Free Church and Trustee on the EBA Council. Does it match? Over the last few weeks, we have been hosting a British Sign Language (BSL) at church. As someone who enjoys learning new languages, it has been fascinating to see how this visual […]